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Wonder Valley + Panorama = Wonderama Ranch

Bedrooms Studio
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin On Fenced 5 Acres Offers Gothic & Majestic Mojave Vistas & Cozy Comfort

Wonder Valley + Panorama = Wonderama Ranch!

Recently renovated, the Wonderama Ranch offers visitors exceptional comfort in a Gothic desert setting with majestic wide open vistas. Fenced and on 5 Acres, the homestead is close to town and shopping and just 10 minutes away from the Joshua Tree National Park North Entrance. NEW: The cabin now has unlimited internet via Mojave Wifi. You can choose to disconnect, but you don't have to.

The homestead cabin is exceptionally cozy and features a king size bed that is new and super comfortable. Every detail of the cabin has been placed with an eye for comfort, functionality, and design. The kitchen is well equipped with a coffee maker, microwave, and dishware. Make spaghetti or BBQ your protein of choice. Satellite TV, a DVD player, and WiFi ensure your connectivity.

Outside there is an extra large patio area with a table and chairs and two lounge chairs. There is also a side porch with a table and two chairs. Both are perfect areas to relax, sip wine and watch the desert light. Sunsets are a full on theatrical event here. The cabin is enclosed from the street by gated fence. Also on this 5-acre parcel is a fire pit for your night time storytelling - stargazing pleasure.

If the cabin is available on the dates that you want, you can go ahead and instantly book it online, even if you are booking with your well-behaved pet friends (no extra fee).

The Wonderama Ranch is perfect for a romantic weekend for two or the solo traveler looking for sweet and quiet solitude.

Wander on out to Wonder Valley and get your awe back on.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeffrey Perry
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2017

About Jeffrey Perry

My name is Jeffrey Perry and I am the manager of the Encanto Cabin and the recently renovated Wonderama Ranch (2015). I've always been a big fan of the high desert and have been coming out here since the 70's. I have remodeled many popular vacation cabins – notably the Sapphire Ranch and Cabin 51. In early 2013, I was approached by Dana Desselle, another big fan of the high desert and the owner of DesertLand, to remodel the Encanto Cabin. The old homestead cabin was in sad shape, just a falling down uninhabitable heap really, but the potential of the setting was obvious. The renovation road was winding as remodels tend to be, but we are quite proud of the resulting cabin and everyone who sees it concurs – it is simple and comfortable and the setting is simply stunning.

Jeffrey Perry purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jeffrey Perry chose California

The owner of DesertLand loves Wonder Valley. This part of the high desert is so pristine and the Wonderama Ranch setting is superior in depth and wide angle scope. The light changes dramatically on the landscape and it is VERY hypnotic.

What makes this cabin unique

The quiet hush of the desert. The brilliant sky. An opportunity to unplug and be human and WONDER....


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Wonder Valley in San Bernardino County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full closet in bathroom
  • Bathroom is very clean and big and has a full closet for visitors to store their wardrobe and suitcases in.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Very comfortable new king size (eastern) bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
Enjoy trolling around the Mojave seeing the old desert homesteads built in the late 50's.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

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Wonder Valley + Panorama = Wonderama Ranch
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Great Desert Property

  • 5 of 5

This property was as advertised and more! They did a beautiful job turning this desert shack into a well appointed, quaint little hideway! Had everything we needed including all regular household items, cooking supplies, bottled water, charcoal, firewood, and air conditioning! Will be back here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great respite from the hum drum of city life. Perfect jaunt for couples.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Beautiful! Clean! Highly recommended!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend here in June, 2017. The two-room home (main room and bathroom) is beautifully decorated and it was the perfect place for my partner and I to unwind for a couple of days. The grill was ready to go with a bag of briquettes nearby. Everything we might have needed was there (e.g., soap, kitchen utensils, etc.). Very, very clean! The view can't be beat. The view from the bed looks out of a sliding glass door at a vast expanse of the desert that is almost totally undeveloped. Wish I could upload a picture but you have to see it to believe it. We had a fantastic foodie dinner at nearby Kitchen in the Desert cafe. There were pamphlets of nearby attractions, including art galleries and hiking. Wal-Mart was about a 30-minute drive. If you're looking to escape the city, this is the place to go. Surprisingly, the internet was fast enough to stream our favorite shows on Netflix. My only gripe is that the a/c did not sufficiently cool the home during the day. BUT...it was nearly 100 degrees F while we were there, and we went to 29 Palms partly for the heat, so I'd feel stupid to make a big deal out of this. This home is so cute and unique that you will end up showing pics of it to your friends at work on Monday. At least, I did.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private place to call home.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and plenty of space for two. Unfortunately it was windy the whole time I was here, so I didn't get to enjoy the patio but it's very inviting. Great location for JTree. Mojave is about an hour and a half away. Neat place to stay in SoCal away from crowds.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Desert Home

  • 5 of 5

Apr2017 We were delighted with this ranch! I understand why it had such wonderful reviews!

Everything was as stated and pictured so it was perfect for our desert getaway! The kitchen was stocked well with everything we needed and much more! Surrounded by and waking to the view of beautiful mountain landscape was so relaxing! Pure desert quietness was one of the things that draw us to the desert and this "home" provided just that! We loved that we were only 10-15 minutes from 29 Palms and Joshua Tree Park. Both of us remarked as we were leaving that we wish we had more time to spend at the ranch itself. We HIGHLY recommend the Wonderama Ranch!.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Woodinville, WA

Clean and charming

  • 5 of 5

Very clean romantic little getaway looking out over miles of desert and mountains. Cool breezes coming across the shaded patio and into the cabin in April. Very pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Just 10 minutes away from the Joshua Tree National Park North Entrance. Close to the towns of 29 Palms, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley. The sweet and sleepy desert town of 29 Palms has shopping, the 29 Palms Inn, a casino, site seeing and a great little museum.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Wonder Valley, USA

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.87

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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